Genre: Erotic Romance/Paranormal/Short Stories
“UNLEASHED- Naomi Trahern is as straight laced as they come. She deals in facts and cold hard science. Stubborn to the core, she hasn't met a theory she can't solve. That is, until a visit to the Amazon rainforest yields a sample she just can't explain. Trapped with a larger than life jaguar in a sunken temple, Naomi is forced to accept that her cut and dry world isn't so easily explained after all. When two worlds collide and the steamy jungle unleashes fantasies hidden in the depths of night, can Naomi embrace the extraordinary and unexplained, or does reality rear its head and pull her home?”
“CONSUMED- Bored of a solitary existence, a titan goddess creates Esoteric Inc., an agency that handles cases "normal" Private Investigators wouldn't touch. Then Ryder Dreki, alpha of the Icelandic dragons, steps into her office. His request? Assist him with locating a kidnapped dragonling as well as the Stone of Wisdom, stolen from his hoard. When Ryder demands to accompany her, she soon realizes that dealing with a hot-headed, arrogant dragon was definitely not in her job description. When Ryder is attacked, Electra must choose... protect the world, or protect the scaled menace she's grown to love.
What would you risk to have it all?”
“Mandi resides in Ohio, where she shares her workspace with an ornery bassle pup. In addition to writing, she runs an online storefront, a roleplaying website, and is a 3rd Degree High Priestess. She's an avid reader and blogger, who adores music. Whenever there is a concert in town, you can bet she's taking the night off and cheering on her favorite bands. She can easily be bribed with peanut butter M&Ms, gemstones, hot lead singers, and gargoyles.”
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Ms. Konesni is a new to me author. I needed something short, and enjoyable. Risque Romance hit the spot. Both of these stories are independent of each other. They are well written and drew me in quickly to care about how things were going to work out in both stories.
In UNLEASHED, Naomi finds something interesting in a blood sample she brought back from the Amazon Rainforest. Not willing to hand it over to the company she is working for until she can explain what is going on. She finds an independent lab where she can study her samples. Unleashed, has some unique emotional twists in the plot that seem to take you away on a different path. Then it twists back onto itself and leaves you with a satisfying ending.
CONSUMED, takes a leap into Mythic figures. Goddess Electra and Raina, a diva spirit—Pixie, have been together forever. They create Esoteric Inc., an agency that handles cases "normal" Private Investigators wouldn’t touch. Then Ryder Dreki, alpha of the Icelandic dragons, steps into her office. His request? Assist him with locating a kidnapped dragonling, his eight-year-old niece, as well as the Stone of Wisdom, stolen from his hoard. Ryder is a hot-headed, arrogant dragon who keeps finding himself one or two steps behind the kidnappers. Even though this is a serious situation Ms. Konesni inserts witty dialogue and humor between these strong-willed characters. There is a lot of globetrotting and a race to beat the clock to save the world and sacrifices are made. And a heartfelt ending.
I enjoyed both of these stories, they are intelligently written. I would recommend them to any reader who enjoys paranormal romances, and doesn’t mind a little graphic sex.
Risque Romance is book 2 in this series. If you are offended by well written graphic sex scenes then these stories may not be for you.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 40-45,000 words